Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark the triumphant return of LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park each June. This year’s show happened June 26 from noon–5 p.m.
Founded in 1987, this free, all-ages, family-friendly event ran for 18 years until it was replaced in 2005 by the Peacock After Dark show. In 2014, in response to popular demand, the Peacock went back to the park — Washington Park, that is.
A full afternoon of entertainment staged among the roses at the Washington Park Amphitheater, Peacock in the Park features live music, food, dancers and drag performers. Anyone is welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on-site, including beer and wine (just no hard liquor). The show is free, but attendees are encouraged to donate to the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund, which benefits LGBTQ students.